Dennis Animal Control rescue frozen duck

– Dennis Animal Control reports they normally just do domestic animals, but occasionally when Natural Resoures isn’t available they jump in and help with distressed or injured wildlife. On Sunday they came to the rescue of this sweet little girl.

Animal Control got a call that a duck was frozen to the ground on the beach and was in distress trying to free herself. When they arrived she was definitely in distress, flapping her wings and thrashing in attempt to free herself. After a bit of effort and some team work the ACO was able to free her little feet and tail from the ice. She was cold, pale and lifeless when we finally freed her. She was transported to the Cape Wild Life Center where she will be treated and hopefully released back to where she came from.

When you see wildlife in distress it is best to let them be and call your local Natural Resource Department, Animal Control or Police non emergency line. Please let the professionals help them. It is VERY important that you DO NOT handle the animal. This is for your safety and the well being of the animal.
Media release and photos furnished by Dennis Animal Control
737 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
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